Historical Events In August - 14
Thursday, 22 April 2021
0410 Alaric sacks Rome on August - 14.
0554 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy on this day in history.
0582 On this day in history tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor
1167 Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies on August - 14.
1183 On this day in history taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).
1248 On this day in history construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
1281 Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan on August - 14.
1385 Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence on August - 14.
1385 Battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile on August - 14.
1395 Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden on August - 14.
1433 On August - 14 johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76
1457 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg) on August - 14.
1498 On this day in history columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
1551 Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli on August - 14.
1552 Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher on this day in history.
1559 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla on this day in history.
1585 On this day in history queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1587 On August - 14 gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
1597 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java on this day in history.
1598 On August - 14 irish rebel Hugh O'Neill, the earl of Tyrone, annihilates an English force at Yellow Ford, marking the greatest Irish victory in the wars with the English
1624 On August - 14 dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher on August - 14.
1636 On August - 14 spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1642 On August - 14 able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
1642 On August - 14 cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)
1652 On August - 14 abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
1675 On August - 14 johann Georg Christian Storl, composer
1678 Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange on this day in history.
1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS] on August - 14.
1688 Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants) on August - 14.
1714 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter on this day in history.
1727 Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752) on August - 14.
1727 William Croft, composer, dies at 48 on August - 14.
1737 On this day in history charles Hutton, mathematician